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The book was way better

The book was way better

August 31, 2011

As Hollywood goes on what seems to be a giant remake rampage, there is one thing that remains constant: Movies based on book...

Where’s my school?

Mariam Aldhahi

August 31, 2011

Since June, the free dating site Datemyschool.com has been offered to FAU students. I decided to sign up and check it out — but it seems no one else did. In order to cut down the types of people who can register, the site requires a university ID to sign up. Knowing that only FAU men would be seeing my profile, I chose a lucrative name:...

Blood, sweat and punk

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

In 90-degree heat amid a packed crowd, Andrew W.K. got the afternoon party started in true punk fashion with loud music, a bloody T-shirt and a guy in a banana suit. The 2010 Vans Warped Tour featured the return of several old-school bands like Reel Big Fish, Andrew W.K. and Sum 41. These bands didn't let the extreme heat and humidity slow them down...

‘A land apart from time’

Michael Trimboli

August 30, 2011

James Gurney paints people riding armor-wearing dinosaurs. He isn't 12, though. He's 52. But he isn't crazy. This New York-based artist has a degree in archaeology from the University of California at Berkeley. He just never seemed to outgrow his childhood fascination with dinosaurs. So, he created a fictional world called "Dinotopia" as the...

GameWars

Mike Kaye

August 30, 2011

On a recent Friday night, FAU students teamed up and shot at each other for hours. The last survivors were then declared the winners and given $25 gift cards. Such are the benefits of being good at Halo 3. On Sept. 3, at the Boca campus's Coyote Jack's, the first of five gaming tournaments to be held during the fall semester took place. Thirteen...

Living la vida Latin

Jaclyn Rosansky

August 30, 2011

Latin music, dancing and free food are just some of the factors in this year's Hispanic Latino Heritage Month. The celebration is nationally recognized as an appreciation of Latin American culture. According to FAU's Fact Book, 19 percent of the FAU population is Hispanic. As a result, various FAU campuses will be hosting events from Sept. 15 to...

A lively lagoon

Jillian Gonzalez

August 30, 2011

The Indian River Lagoon lies alongside the Harbor Branch campus in Fort Pierce. It is home to thousands of animals and plants and provides a place for FAU scientists to conduct research. Harbor Branch is hosting National Estuaries Day (NED) on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to inform students and the community about different types of life forms...

Rapper Ludacris cancels his Oct. 15 FAU debut

Gideon Grudo

August 30, 2011

Although flyers all over campus are touting his concert, Ludacris won't be rapping his newest singles "Everybody Drunk" and "Sex Room" on Oct. 15 at FAU's Freaker's Ball. Around noon on Tuesday, Sept. 28, Ludacris' show was canceled because the rapper had post-production obligations for the latest Fast and the Furious movie, according to Alicia K...

Faces of violence

Kristin L. McGlothlin

August 30, 2011

Jonathan Stein, a Miami-based artist, wants viewers to see his photographs and wonder if they are real or faked. In his series "The Healing Process," Stein created nine images using costume make-up and prosthetics to make them look like pictures of a man who has been beaten. This work is one of two pieces by Stein currently on display at the Jupiter...

Free scare

Rachel Chapnick

August 30, 2011

Approximately 160 FAU students will receive a free trip to Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream. In order to kick off Homecoming, the Davie campus and the Treasure Coast campus are paying for three buses to go to Busch Gardens' annual Howl-O-Scream. The buses, which fit 50 to 60 people, will be departing their respective campuses on Saturday, Oct. 23, and...

Homecoming Schedule

Jaclyn Rosansky

August 30, 2011

BOCA Date: Oct. 27 Event: Homecoming Comedy Show Location: Kaye Auditorium in the Student Union Time: 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Cost: free with Owl Card, $25 for general public INFO: This will feature Godfrey, Mitch Fatel and Aries Spears. It's a co-sponsored event between Homecoming and Program Board. Tickets are free with an Owl Card at the Box O...

A little more of the same “activity”

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Grade: "C" A nice-looking suburban family, a daughter who is obsessed with her video camera, a few security cameras scattered around the house, a demonic entity trying to kidnap an infant — throw a dog in there and we have ourselves a scary sequel. Paranormal Activity 2 is one of those rare cases in which the sequel is better than its predeces...